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Covid-19 vaccination drive: PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators in Varanasi | India News – Times of India

PM Modi won from Varanasi parliamentary constituency for two consecutive terms in 2014 and 2019.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries of Covid-19 vaccine and vaccinators in Varanasi on Friday via video conferencing.

The interaction aimed at building confidence for the Covid vaccine among general public is scheduled around 1:15 pm on January 22.

The participants in the interaction will share their first hand experience of vaccination with the Prime Minister.

The world’s largest vaccination drive is underway in India. Our frontline warriors are getting vaccinated across th…

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1611230421000

The interaction follows continuous dialogue and discussion by the Prime Minister with scientists, political leaders, officials and other stakeholders to proactively ensure smooth conduct of the world’s largest vaccination drive.

A medic administers Covid-19 vaccine to a doctor in Jammu (Credit: PTI)

India began the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16 with health professionals and frontline workers being the first to get a jab.

In Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi, vaccination commenced at six centres. The first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) centre was given to a sanitary staff Rashid Khan.

As India continues its vaccination drive some adverse events have been reported following inoculation. The government has assured people that the two vaccines being used in India—Covaxin and Covishield—are completely safe.

On Thursday, Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also released posters prepared by the health ministry to address issues related to Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy.

The posters and pamphlets released by the minister used hashtag ‘Largest Vaccination Drive’ to promote the exercise.

The Union minister said that the vaccines are safe to use and the so-called side-effects are normal to any vaccination process.

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